By Ruth Werner LMP NCTMB
Call number: RM721 .M366 2016
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A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology, the best-selling pathology book, continues to set the standard through up-to-date, evidence-based content, an outstanding full color illustration program, and a friendly, accessible writing style. With skill and passion, respected author and lifelong educator Ruth Werner makes pathology fascinating and understandable for massage therapy students and prepares them to make professional choices that result in the best possible outcomes for clients living with a wide range of diseases and conditions. To ensure competent, safe practice, the Sixth Edition now emphasizes evidence-informed practice and offers a stronger focus on helping students develop the clinical reasoning and critical thinking skills they will need for complex decision- making. Well-established educational building blocks take learners from key word vocabulary through to more complex skills, and a wide range of enhanced in-text and online learning aids help ensure content mastery. Incorporating the latest research and information on more than 20 newly covered pathologies, the Sixth Edition is now ELAP-compliant, has testing formats that better prepare students for the MBLEx exam, and has been updated to be consistent with the DSM-V. — Goodreads.
By Carola Beresford-Cooke
Call number: RM723 .A7 B45 2016
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Written by a well-known and highly respected author and practitioner within the field, Shiatsu Theory and Practice is a complete introduction to the theory and practice of Zen shiatsu, drawing in detail on the theoretical foundation of both Traditional Chinese Medicine and Five Phase theory as well as that of Zen.
Beresford-Cooke explains the strands of theory in a way which makes their integration into practice clear and rational. She includes step-by-step descriptions of treatment routines and techniques, alongside case histories illustrating the application of theory to practice. The book features detailed descriptions and illustrations of meridians, point locations and functions, and these are shown together with salient underlying anatomy. The text is supported by full colour photographs as well as online videoclips showing techniques, routines in the four positions and how to treat individual points and meridians. There are also supplementary online resources such as exercises and activities, web links, appendices for each chapter, and instructor lesson plans, homework and testbank of questions.
This fully revised third edition is essential reading for students and practitioners of shiatsu and massage therapy.
The Complete Guide to Injury Prevention and Ergonomics for Manual Therapists
By Lauriann Greene
Call number: RM721 .G776 2008
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The physically demanding work manual therapists do puts them at risk for musculoskeletal injury. But injury is not inevitable. Save Your Hands! 2nd Edition gives manual therapists the proven injury prevention and ergonomics strategies and tips they need to protect their health and prolong their careers. Whether you’re a student or an experienced practitioner in any of the hands-on treatment professions (massage, PT, OT, nursing, chiropractic, etc.), this indispensable guide will help you save not only your hands, but also your back, neck, shoulders and emotional well-being throughout a long, healthy career.
In an accessible, richly-illustrated format, Save Your Hands! 2nd Edition shows you how to:
* Design your treatment space so you can work safely and efficiently
* Find alternative techniques to protect vulnerable parts of your body
* Improve body mechanics to reduce stress and increase comfort as you work
* Stay in shape with a physical conditioning program developed specifically for manual therapists
* Recognize early symptoms and address them effectively before they lead to injury.
Home-Based Business Series
By Shirley Philbrick
Call number: RM722.P455 2012
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Massage therapists need basic, practical business advice such as low to mid-cost marketing techniques, taxes, and recordkeeping, but there is also no denying the benefits of “been there, done that” information that can only come from someone else’s experience. How to Start a Home-based Massage Therapy Business offers a gold mine of tips and ideas that can lessen the learning curve, stimulate thinking outside-the-box, and increase the odds of having a wildly successful practice.
A Holistic Approach to Healing for the 21st Century
By Mark Mincolla Ph.D.
Call number: RA776.5 .M533 2013
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Winner of the 2014 Nautilus Award represents “Better Books for a Better World”—the Gold Award (Best Book of the Year) in the category of Health & Healing/Wellness/Prevention/Vitality.
In Whole Health, Dr. Mark Mincolla outlines the Whole Health Healing System, his unique method based on more than thirty years’ experience as a holistic medical practitioner. This system integrates elements of classical Chinese medicine, personalized nutrition, and extrasensory energy medicine, while inspiring, empowering, and teaching how to attain balance in body, mind, and spirit. This book will:
Assist in making sixth-sensory diagnoses of ailments
Help you achieve better health through specially tailored nutritional recommendations
Balance body, mind, and spirit with time-tested diagnostic tools, techniques, and meditations
And much more
This one-of-a-kind system will lead you down the path to natural healing and help you easily achieve physical health and spiritual oneness as never before.